Media

Analysis: Areas of Study

We will study a variety of texts. These are just some the areas that we will study:

  • Representation – use of public image
  • Audience – psychological analysis of intended audience
  • Narrative – structure of stories and how the brain interprets information
  • Institution – legal and business controls
  • Society – societal attitudes towards ideas/topics
  • Language – how techniques and images are used to create meaning
  • Categories – genre markers
  • How advertising companies use psychological tricks to force the public into buying their products.
  • How news stories are constructed
  • How news companies can force the public into changing their opinion on important subjects.